NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gracious Eloise, a personalization technology company, today announced Handwriting.io, a new API that enables strategic partners and developers to incorporate the company’s proprietary digital handwriting technology into existing mobile apps, desktop applications and websites. The company also announced today the completion of its Series A funding round of $3 million.
Handwriting.io provides partners and developers the opportunity to incorporate digital handwriting into any product or service, such as Customer Relationship Management Platforms (CRM), e-commerce, e-stationery and greeting cards, printing and mailing fulfillment, as well as wedding and baby gift registries. With the launch of Handwriting.io, Gracious Eloise will work closely with brand partners and the developer community to bring digital personalization to life. Current partners include Douglas Elliman Real Estate, DVF, BlueSky ETO, Calypso St. Barth, and Union Square Hospitality Group. The API is now available to developers at Handwriting.io, allowing them to integrate Gracious Eloise’s patented handwriting technology into their existing offerings.
“Digital communication has made human interaction far less personal and more static, as people have become accustomed to sending emails and text messages instead of personal handwritten notes to friends, family members and business partners,” said Eloise Bune, Founder and CEO of Gracious Eloise. “Handwriting has always been the purest form of self-expression, and now, with Handwriting.io, we are bringing the lost art of handwriting back to life by reimagining personalization in today’s digital world.”
The latest funding round was raised from BBG Ventures, Broadway Angels, Female Founders Fund, Great Oaks Venture Capital, Montage Ventures and Valley Girl Ventures, as well as existing investors. The new round will be dedicated to growing the New York-based technology team, including the appointment of Trey Stout, Chief Technology Officer and Simmone Taitt, Head of Business Development.
“As more consumers interact on the Web, they seek a new way to share personalized exchanges that isn’t time or labor intensive like traditional handwritten cards,” said Anu Duggal of Female Founders Fund. “There is a market opportunity to provide a tool that will empower consumers to create their own personal brand on the Web through something that is strictly unique to them -- handwriting. Handwriting.io has been built with this in mind, and will drive the path to a more personalized Web.”
Gracious Eloise is building the personalization layer in all communications, both digital and physical. For availability and pricing information or to learn more about the API, please visit handwriting.io.
About Gracious Eloise
Gracious Eloise is a personalization technology company that is bringing digital handwriting to the masses in a scalable, affordable and easy way. The company was founded by Eloise Bune and is headquartered in New York, NY. Gracious Eloise has been granted two digital handwriting technology patents. www.graciouseloise.com